Category Archives: World events, a psychological view

WHAT CAN DONALD TRUMP TEACH WRITERS? By Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Nothing is ever sacred! Taxes? Sex? Heroes? Women? Politics? Menstrual periods? Needing to use the toilet? Dying for your country? Prisoners of war? Respecting the press? Religion? Black lives matter? Trade agreements? The more outlandish the idea, the more he … Continue reading

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IF ONLY OUR GOVERNMENT HAD SPOKEN TO 14-year-old ZAC BEFORE THEY INVADED IRAQ, ISIS MIGHT NOT EXIST, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Recently, I had the pleasure of going to a JV soccer game in Connecticut. One of the starters on the JV team was Zac, a ninth grader. Zac was the starting center defenseman. Not knowing much about soccer, I noticed … Continue reading

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IF I WERE JEB BUSH, WHAT WOULD I DO? By Art Smukler MD, author and psychiatrist

A few years ago, Jeb Bush spoke at a lecture series I attended in Manhattan Beach, California. He was articulate, energetic, and had a wealth of ideas that really impressed me. He earned my respect and even my prospective vote … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP, I ADMIT I AM OBSESSED, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

The truth is that for many of us, it doesn’t matter what Donald Trump’s stance on the political issues might be. What matters is that Donald Trump shows no respect or sensitivity towards others. He is a “shock-jock” who takes … Continue reading

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LISTEN IN ON A PSYCHIATRIC SESSION WITH DOCTOR THE DONALD TREATING A DEPRESSED MAN, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

“Hello Doctor. I hope you can help me. I’ve been terribly depressed.” “Of course I can help you. I’m Doctor The Donald, the world’s greatest psychiatrist.” “Greater than Sigmund Freud?” “Isn’t he dead?” “Of course.” “I don’t respect dead people. … Continue reading

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OUR GOVERNMENT IN ACTION. GIVE ME A BREAK! by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

I heard the great news that the US government was able to hack the Apple phone that the San Bernadino terrorists used. Even as I felt a momentary sense of relief, another vague feeling began its slow ascent from my … Continue reading

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I LOVE THAT BERNIE SANDERS IS NOT A PUPPET TO ORGANIZED RELIGION, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Recently, Bernie Sanders was asked whether he is religious. He said, “Yes, I am religious. When a child is hungry, it really bothers me. When a child can’t get the medication he needs because his parents don’t have insurance, it … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE BATTERED WIFE SYNDROME, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Everyone has an opinion about why Donald Trump is still the Republicans’ #1 candidate. His politically incorrect stance on immigration, foreign policy, trade, Muslims, and even on beating up people who disrupt his speeches, is a combination of appalling, intriguing, … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP, POTUS? IS IT POSSIBLE? WHY IS HE SO POPULAR? By Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Donald Trump doesn’t care who he offends. Whether you agree or disagree with his political statements, he’s making them without any consideration for the far right Republican Tea Party, the far left Democrats; or the holy grail military. Even the … Continue reading

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COURAGE? WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE IT? THOUGHTS ON BRUCE JENNER, by Art Smukler author & psychiatrist

Being first is a national pastime. The World Cup, the World Series, the Super Bowl, and now being the first celebrity to announce being transgender has taken society to a new and more inclusive level.  To be different used to … Continue reading

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